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Property taxes are based on an assessment of that property. On this week's previously-aired edition of...You and the Law, Mike Desmond talks with attorney Peter Alan Weinman about challenging that tax assessment.

This is a time of year for an annual scam, posing as the Internal Revenue Service and and asking for money over the phone. Attorney Nicole Parshall says the real IRS puts it in writing. She's our guest this week on You & The Law, talking about scams on seniors.


This week's edition of You & The Law looks at an obscure corner of the legal system: Good Samaritan Laws and how Albany had to pass laws allowing people to help others in difficult situations. Our guest is attorney Kevin Mahoney.

Some times the goal in winning a lawsuit isn't just to get money but also to create change in society or in life or even on the job. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Nicholas Romano talks about lawsuits for change.

If you are in an auto accident, you may start worrying about paying the medical bills before you arrive at the hospital. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Leonard Zaccagnino talks about how those bills are paid.

Longtime columnist Doug Smith prints final WNY article

Apr 7, 2016
Michael Mroziak, WBFO

A longtime local newspaper and television contributor whose career brought him to Buffalo in 1968 has submitted his final work and moved downstate. His farewell article is being released today.

New York State has courts, lots and lots of courts, some times a confusing mix with one case being handled in different courts. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Elizabeth Kraengel is here, talking about how those courts mix together and unpacking some of the differences.

There are students who are trans-gender in schools around Western New York and some districts and parents are struggling to deal with that. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Andrew Freedman talks about the law and the rules covering these students.

While DNA is the lodestone for crime stories on TV shows, it isn't always in real life. That's what attorney Florina Altshiler is talking about on this week's You & The Law, that DNA isn't always key in sexual assault cases.


Federal appeals court judge Merrick Garland is President Obama's pick to fill the Supreme Court seat left vacant by the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Obama nominates Kathleen Marie Sweet to be WNY federal judge

Mar 16, 2016
gmclaw.com

President Obama has nominated six to serve on United States District Courts. One of his nominees is Kathleen Marie Sweet for the United States District Court for the Western District of New York .

It's worth your while to understand your Medicare coverage and rehab coverage because it's not as simple as saying Medicare covers hospital stays. That's our topic on this week's edition of You & The Law, with attorney Kelly Barrett explaining the rules and the problems.


For many people, these remain hard times and they can potentially lose their homes or need bankruptcy for a financial life line. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Keisha Williams is talks about what legal help is out there.


You may have won a money judgment in court. Can you collect? That's our topic on this week's You & The Law with attorney Diane Tiveron.


You & The Law: Patents

Feb 19, 2016

The world around us was built on patents and they may control the future.

WBFO News photo

There is no need for smartphone users to panic. The federal government is not seeking access to all of them, according to Attorney Gary M. Schober with Hodgson Russ.

The sudden and shocking death of Supreme Court icon Antonin Scalia this weekend will have enormous repercussions for the U.S. legal system and political process, both in the immediate term and for many years to come.

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, perhaps the leading voice of uncompromising conservatism on the nation's highest court, was found dead Saturday, Chief Justice John Roberts has confirmed. Scalia, who had been staying at a luxury ranch in West Texas, was 79 years old.

Love and marriage and the immigration process can be very related.

It's income tax season, both to gather the paperwork or e-file that tax return. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Derek Wheeler talks about that paperwork and offers some advice to avoid tax scams.


Witnesses in a legal case don't always talk about what happened just during a trial. On this week's You & The Law, attorney William Lorenz Jr. talks about examining a potential witness in a pre-trial deposition.


Washington and Albany have changed some of the rules on estates and people can decide to give away more of their assets.

Everyone who purchases a home remembers worrying about the mortgage, worrying about the closing date and worrying about all the checks to be written to pay for the whole process. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney John Delmonte says it's getting even more complicated.


Erie County District Attorney's Office

District attorneys are often pictured in TV and movies prosecuting violent criminals, but a significant aspect of their jobs is taking on less infamous “white collar” crime. New York State’s Crimes Against Revenue Program is once again helping to fund this critical task by providing more than $14 million to district attorneys across the state.

There's been big change in the financial piece of many divorces.

Not all people go into their weddings blinded by romance and love.

You & The Law: Mesothelioma

Dec 25, 2015

Across this region over the years, a lot of workers and their families...and others...have been exposed to asbestos and face the twin-lethal risks of lung cancer and mesothelioma.

WBFO News photo by Eileen Buckley

Senator Charles Schumer is pushing for a new legislation that will fight terrorists use of social media to recruit, raise money and inspire attacks.

WBFO News file photo / WBFO News

West Virginia University's governing board has responded to a wrongful death lawsuit brought by the family of Williamsville native Nolan Burch.

If you want to sue after an auto accident, it can get complicated very fast. On this week's edition of You & The Law, attorney Howard Cohen talks about the knowledge a lawyer brings to the table when talking about a possible lawsuit.


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